Death by year
☠ Google dead products in 2011
⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
Apture

Apture

Publishing Tool

2011

why dead?

Apture was a service that allowed publishers and bloggers to link and incorporate multimedia into a dynamic layer above their pages. Reason: Acquired and shutdown within 1 month.

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Google Body

Google Body

3D anatomical models

2010 - 2011

why dead?

As part of the wind down on Google Labs, it was announced that Google Body will be shut down but will continue to be maintained by Zygote as ZygoteBody.

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Script Converter

Script Converter

Transliteration too

2009 - 2011

why dead?

The service was ended in July 2011 because Google shut down Google Labs and all associated projects.

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Noop

Noop

Programming Language

2009 - 2011

why dead?

According to the project owners they no longer intend to pursue the language any further. Among the reasons cited for discontinuing work on the language included the initial release of Kotlin which achieves many of the goals of Noop.

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Real Estate – Gmaps

Real Estate – Gmaps

Website Listing

2009 - 2011

why dead?

In part due to low usage, the proliferation of excellent property-search tools on real estate websites, and the infrastructure challenge posed by the impending retirement of the Google Base API, Google decided to discontinue it.

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Google Sets

Google Sets

Item Listing Service

2002 - 2011

why dead?

Google Sets allowed you to automatically create sets of items from a few examples. It identified groups of related items on the web and used that information to predict relationships between items. It was a victim of Google’s fall spring-clean.

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Google Blog Search

Google Blog Search

weblog search engine

2005 - 2011

why dead?

On May 26, 2011, Google announced that Google Blog Search API would be deprecated, along with several other APIs. As per the deprecation policy, Google Blog Search was shut down on May 26, 2011.

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Google PowerMeter

Google PowerMeter

Energy Project

2009 - 2011

why dead?

It was a software project of Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, to help consumers track their home electricity usage. It didn’t scale as hoped, it was cease to exist.

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Gizmo5

Gizmo5

VoIP Project

2009 - 2011

why dead?

On April 3, 2011 Google shut down Gizmo5 and recommended users to use Google Talk instead.

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Google Hotpot

Google Hotpot

Recommendation Engine

2010 - 2011

why dead?

A local recommendation engine that allowed people to rate restaurants, hotels etc. and share them with friends. Moved to Google Places service in April 2011

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Google Apps (Free)

Google Apps (Free)

Web-based Suite

2006 - 2012

why dead?

Free version of Google Apps was discontinued. “Individuals wishing to use Google’s web apps like Gmail and Google Drive should create a free personal Google Account, which provides a seamless experience across all of our web services on any device”

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Google Fast Flip

Google Fast Flip

Online News Aggregator

2009 - 2011

why dead?

In September 2011, Google announced it would discontinue a number of its products, including Google Fast Flip.

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